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Philadelphia VA Medical Center

Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VAMC

Philadelphia VA Medical Center 

Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VAMC


The Philadelphia VA Medical Center is one of the 152 medical centers administered by the Veterans Health Administration, a US government agency, overseen by the US Congress. We start our spotlight with this hospital to address the US government‘s performance in providing healthcare services. The hospital's performance is used as a baseline for all other hospitals inCitizens4health Philly and other reporting by Citizens4health. 


The Philadelphia VA Medical Center provides healthcare to veterans living in America’s fifth-largest metropolitan area, including the city of Philadelphia and six surrounding counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. The Philadelphia VA Medical Center is part of the VA Healthcare Network - VISN4 and serves as an acute referral center for VA healthcare facilities in eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and Southern New Jersey.  



Link to Citizens4health 


The Case of the VA System 


Give My Hospital a Checkup





The Philadelphia VA Medical Center Web site 

Hospital information


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Web Site

The Veterans Health Administration Web Site




Citizens4health: Government in the Spotlight

The US Department of Veterans Affairs

Brief history of the VA



Content Sources

PHCQA Information

Aspire VA Health 

VA Hospital Compare Medical

VA Hospital Compare Surgical  

Medicare Hospital Compare 

Access and Quality in VA Healthcare 


The Tool Box for Citizen Engagement gives you user friendly information civic engagement tool and other activities that make you the most important piece for achieving the best healthcare system in the world.


Do your part    Engage with your doctor    Engage with  fellow citizens      Engage with the hospital     Engage with stakeholders            Engage with politicians              Engage with the media  


The 5 Liberty Bells citizen oriented hospital grading provides a grade for the hospital’ overall performance. Our goal is to make all hospital top and our grading reflects that fact.  The 5 Liberty Bell categories are in the table below, click on the title to learn more about the category. 


Quality of healthcare delivered at the hospital grades the hospital on the quality of medical care provided. We include information and tools to make the user an effective part of the treatment team to achieve excellent outcomes.

Public Reporting  

Public reporting, accountability and transparency grades the public reporting by the hospital and provide a grade for the organization’s accountability and transparency.

Access to Care 

Access to quality medical care examines the experience of patients attempting to receive services at the hospital.

Cost and Value 

Cost and value of medical care grades the cost and value of healthcare services provided by the hospital.

Patient Experience 

Patient experience at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center provides information about what patients who used the hospital say about their experience. 

Community Benefit  

Community Benefit  grades the hospital’s contribution to the community.

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